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Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update rolls out in New Zealand
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 15:30Tags News, Computing

Microsoft started rolling out the latest version of its Windows 10 OS, called Anniversary Update. Computers currently running Windows 10 have access to an improved experience and new features, depending on hardware support. Comments (Comments)

Dona Sarkar announced as keynote speaker for Microsoft Ignite NZ 2016
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 13:18Tags News, Computing

Microsoft New Zealand has announced Dona Sarkar - tech developer, published author, blogger, fashion designer and entrepreneur - will be the keynote speaker for Microsoft Ignite NZ 2016. Comments (Comments)

Endace Branch Office Network Recorders for debut at Black Hat
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 13:16Tags News, Security

Endace has announced at Black Hat conference the release of new EndaceProbe 114 Network Recorders designed specifically for deployment in branch offices as part of a network-wide monitoring and recording fabric. Comments (Comments)

NZMCA to offer mobile broadband access for motorhomes
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 13:10Tags News, 4G

Takapuna-based Wireless Nation has played a key role in launching a new 4G-enabled broadband service that's designed specifically to meet the needs of motorhomers. Comments (Comments)

Fuji Xerox NZ introduces Customer Communications Management solutions
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 13:08Tags News, SaaS

With the introduction of its multi-channel Customer Communications Management portfolio, Fuji Xerox New Zealand is making available services which support businesses in the acquisition, retention and growth of their customer base. Comments (Comments)

Pyrios launches cloud contact centre service
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 13:02Tags News, Computing

Trans-Tasman communications technology specialist Pyrios has inked a deal with Interactive Intelligence to bring cloud contact centre services to the New Zealand and Australian markets. Comments (Comments)

Open Source conference comes to Wellington this August
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 10:32Tags News, Computing

Using open source to improve how business and Government work at 2nd annual Open Source Open Society. Comments (Comments)

Noel Leeming opens South island flagship store
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 10:17Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Noel Leeming is celebrating its Christchurch heritage with the re-opening of its Moorhouse Ave store which has been given a $1 million facelift. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand video game exports continue to grow
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 10:14Tags News, Gaming

NZ Game Developers Association says entertainment software and apps continue to be one of New Zealand's fastest growing hi-tech creative exports. Comments (Comments)

Symantec launches Control Compliance Suite
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 10:10Tags News, Security

Symantec Corp. has announced the next version of Symantec Control Compliance Suite, an enterprise-class IT governance, risk and compliance solution. Comments (Comments)

SOTI extends secure mobility management to all Windows 10 endpoints
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 10:04Tags News, Computing

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution company SOTI Inc has announced its same-day support for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Comments (Comments)

What hasn’t been said about MYOB buying Greentree
Posted on 3-Aug-2016 19:17Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Australian accounting software company MYOB bought Greentree for NZ$25.5 million now and will pay another $3 million if the owners meet unspecified targets. It’s the latest move by what was until recently the regional leader in small business accounting software. Over the last five years Xero has hammered MYOB by offering a clean,  online, subscription-based alternative to […] Comments (Comments)

Thoughts on iPad-only the new desktop Linux
Posted on 3-Aug-2016 08:08Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

“You like the iPad because it’s simple. But if you’re using the iPad as your primary computer, you may just like it because it’s a challenge.” Watts Martin hits a nerve writing iPad-only is the new desktop Linux. Martin says people who use only iPads for their computing do it because it’s a challenge. He […] Comments (Comments)

InternetNZ Easy Transparency aims to help identify mass surveillance in New Zealand
Posted on 2-Aug-2016 19:33Tags News, Security

These reports will mean New Zealanders will be better able to see how often government agencies are requesting their personal information. Comments (Comments)

Entries open for The Everywhere Initiative by Visa
Posted on 2-Aug-2016 18:27Tags News, Security

Visa is inviting start-ups to enter a competition to use Visa APIs to solve business challenges and bring new ideas to payments, creating the next wave of payments innovation. Comments (Comments)

Kiwi start-up launches equity crowdfunder to shake up global consumer technology industry
Posted on 2-Aug-2016 18:25Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Funds raised will be used for design, engineering and prototyping, as well as the launch of its first product - a mobile wireless speaker called Decibel, designed to be modular, user upgradeable, customisable and recyclable. Comments (Comments)

Tablet sales continue to fall, Windows is coming
Posted on 2-Aug-2016 16:45Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

There’s no clear end in sight to falling tablet sales. IDC’s latest tablet quarterly report shows shipments fell over 12 percent year-on-year. This is the seventh quarter in a row shipments have declined. This is the seventh quarter in a row shipments have declined. Tablet sales for the second quarter of 2016 were 38.7 million […] Comments (Comments)

Review: HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 Dock
Posted on 2-Aug-2016 11:45Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Laptop docks or docking stations were all the rage a decade or so ago. While they come in different shapes and sizes, most add standard desktop PC features to laptops. Above all, docks add ports so you can connect large displays, network hardware, extra storage and so on while charging your computer. As the name […] Comments (Comments)

SuchCrowd leading the way for better investment terms in New Zealand
Posted on 1-Aug-2016 19:22Tags News, SaaS

SuchCrowd has set a new precedent for investment documentation in New Zealand: a Lightning Lab Christchurch Alumni company, SuchCrowd is the first company to gain approval for match funding from NZVIF using KISS documentation. Comments (Comments)

MYOB acquires Greentree
Posted on 1-Aug-2016 19:19Tags News, SaaS

Greentree delivers leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to over 850 larger businesses across New Zealand, Australia, the UK and US. Comments (Comments)

Oracle takes cloud shortcut, overpays for Netsuite
Posted on 1-Aug-2016 14:20Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Oracle paid US$9.3 billion in cash to buy Netsuite a cloud ERP company. The move will help bring the database giant up-to-speed in the market for cloud business apps. It needed a boost. Oracle has dismissed cloud computing in the past and has been slow at getting onboard. While Amazon and Microsoft were busy building cloud portfolios, Oracle still pushed on-premise […] Comments (Comments)

Samsung leads in phone sales but Apple, Huawei still winners
Posted on 31-Jul-2016 18:04Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Phone sales are flat. The industry shipped a total of 343.3 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2016. That figure is up just 0.3 percent on the 342.4 million units in the same quarter last year. Top-selling phone brand Samsung turned in a solid performance with a year-on-year growth of 5.5 percent. In […] Comments (Comments)

Hanging on to the landline
Posted on 31-Jul-2016 11:55Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Many people reading this will already stopped using and paying for a telephone landline. Few people under 40 have a landline at home. Naked broadband plans, internet connections without traditional phone lines, are growing fast. Spark New Zealand is realistic enough to understand landline are a legacy product. You can buy a Spark naked broadband […] Comments (Comments)

Review: HP Elitebook Folio G1 business class laptop
Posted on 29-Jul-2016 12:23Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

If your heart says MacBook, but your head says Windows, HP’s Elitebook Folio G1 fits the bill. At a glance For: Thin, light, attractive. Great keyboard for such a small laptop. 4K touch screen display in the review model. Against:  Battery can drain fast at times. Maybe: Only two USB-C ports. Verdict:  A minimal, business-class […] Comments (Comments)

Huawei reports strong growth in both consumer and enterprise businesses
Posted on 28-Jul-2016 18:56Tags News, Mobile

Overall Huawei reported sales revenues of NZ$52.5 billion, an increase of 40% on the same period last year. The company's operating margin was 12%. Comments (Comments)


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